This traveling/moving ellipical machine is marketed for both injured runners and fitness enthusiasts. They look like fun, but they START at $1800!
According to Wikipedia, riders will choose the recumbent bicycle because of ergonomic reasons - the rider's weight is evenly distributed over a larger area. They also sometimes have an aerodynamic advantage. But, I just can't help but giggle to myself every time I see one, which is at lest once per run!
I'm not a parent, so I cannot fully understand the struggles that occur when you are a parent training for a marathon or even just want to get outside and exercise. But, I DO know that someone with a jogging stroller is determined to get out of the house. These strollers are common on the Schuylkill River Trail, but not as much on Kelly Drive. I consider it an extra-special treat when I see a double jogger fully equipped with TWINS!
One-legged Bike Rider
On one of my long training runs earlier this year, during a particularly grueling part of my run, I saw a man with one leg riding a bike. I was blown away by courage and determination it must have taken for this man to master this skill and ride along, just as fast as the other bikers. It inspired me to post the photo below on instagram.